Three-Acre Green Roof Helps Earn LEED Gold For Gateway Arch Museum

Sourced from Facility Executive

Located almost completely underground and featuring a 3.1-acre green roof, the newly renovated Visitor Center and Museum at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO has been awarded LEED Gold. Thanks to the building’s sustainable site development, water savings, and building materials selection, the Visitor Center and Museum join the exclusive ranks of only 10 other LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified sites in the National Park Service and 185 LEED projects in St. Louis.

Cooper Robertson and James Carpenter Design Associates, with Trivers Associates, designed the 150,000-square-foot expanded and renovated Visitor Center and Museum at the Gateway Arch. Ground breaking on the project took place in April 2015 and it opened to the public in July 2018.

“The National Park service has ambitious sustainability goals that the design team embraced enthusiastically,” said Scott Newman FAIA, Director, Cooper Robertson. “In addition to a 3.1-acre extensive green roof, the building features further sustainable and resilient design components such as LED lighting, high-efficiency HVAC systems, and close connections to local public transportation networks. These features bring a high level of efficiency that matches the National Park Service’s ambition. The LEED Gold certification recognizes that commitment and design innovation.” said, Scott Newman FAIA, Director, Cooper Robertson

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